Canon EOS 5DS User Reviews

Announced Feb 6, 2015 •
51 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor

When I first learned that Canon was releasing a 50.5 megapixel 5D series camera I was eager to get my hands on one to see what it might do for my work as a full time architectural photographer.  Over the last 10 years I have used the 1Ds II, 5D, 1Ds III, 5D II and 5D III.  I still own and use all of these except for the 1Ds II and 5D. Many of my clients are large and well known architectural firms who often fly shooters in from long established photography houses (at great expense) who seem ...

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I am a NonPro photographer and the 5DS is my 5th digital Canon SLR since 2005. I use it now for about 2 months. I also have the 5DII and 6D and some good lenses (14 mm, 24-70 mm, 70-200 mm, all L II USM). In July I had the chance to use the 5DS on a guided trip to China, where I shot about 4000 photos (samples: https://flic.kr/s/aHskiPopSo , available with full exif and full size, here the full selection: https://flic.kr/s/aHskhooSSX ). The typical situation in guided tours is the lack of ...

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I took two bodies to Iceland, the Canon 5Ds and the 5D Mk3. I did end up using the 5Ds for a majority of the Aurora night shots and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of image and low noise at some relatively high ISO settings. The files are a little large and to get pin sharp images a little forethought and setting up on a sturdy tripod and base was needed. Overall very happy with the 5Ds in the field.

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nikonhudson
 

A step up from the 5DM3 and D810 in a number of aspects. You have to try it for yourself as my experience and use may vary widely from yours.

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Just like trend cameras too have been transforming themselves over the past few years and the credit goes to the competitive smart phones, which are not just better in quality but are handy too. Though comparison of both is far cry, but when it comes to keeping the things mobile and yet maintaining the quality, smart phones are having an upper hand. Moreover there are other qualities too that makes a smart phone a better option. But, let’s got to the basic and see what’s new in the market ...

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A very unforgiving and capable camera with specific needs with respect to environment, lenses and purpose.

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entoman
 

Although I only need about 24-28 megapixels for most of my work, I succumbed to temptation after seeing the 5DS for sale at GBP1880 as a grey import. I've only had it a few days but I've taken a lot of test shots to establish the usable ISO range, and to calibrate the AF micro-adjust, picture style settings etc. First impressions are excellent. Handling is virtually identical to my 5DMkiii, but the camera has inherited a lot of very useful features found in the 7DMkii, which make it very easy ...

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José B
 

After seven years I decided to upgrade my Canon 5DMKII full-frame camera. At first I considered the A7RII but decided with the 5DS since I can utilize my L lenses to their full AF capabilities vs. using adaptors. I've done a few shoots already with the new camera and I'm very impressed by its image quality and cropping power. The AF performance is awesome----not only it was able to track tennis players seamlessly but it did an excellent job in focusing on the subject in severely backlit ...

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Tony 1801
 

This is a fine camera. Used well, it produces great images. It handles well. It is rich in useful features. I shoot mostly landscapes, macro, and portraits with some event work and the huge, detailed, rich images are wonderful to work with. What's not to like? OK, it is not perfect. Noise becomes a problem for me above ISO 3200 (and I try to stay under 1600). Pixel density makes it less tolerant of shake.  It is a little heavy and a little expensive. It has video limitations (not that I care ...

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